Invictus. Latin for Unconquerable, Undefeated.
We chose our name with intent because there is power in visual arts, particularly in content creation. Power to bring the imagination to life. Power to tell stories. And we bring that power to you. We can bring to life not only who you are, but who you want to be, just like we’ve done for Fortune 500 companies.
Meet the team
We chose our team not because they’re warm bodies with technical ability. We chose them because they’re unicorns, that perfect connection between imagination and skill. Our entire team works collaboratively from storyboarding to the final cuts to give our clients visual products that propel them forward today into the tomorrow they’re dreaming about.
Founder & Creative Director
Upon graduation from Stanford University, JenniferKathryn took a position with Nike Headquarters. First starting with Nike, JenniferKathryn was the Senior Director for Global Brand-Team Sports that outfitted collegiate football programs for the SEC, ACC and PAC 10. Next up for her was to help tell the stories of Nike athletes, which was to take on a different adventure in the newly formed department back then called Brand Creative. JenniferKathryn concluded her career working for Nike as the Global Senior Creative Director for Brand Creative.
JenniferKathryn took a position with Men's Health Fitness as the Assistant Director for Creative Services working under the Men's Health Fitness Director. She managed the digital side of the marketing business including such channels as social media, web and app development, and videos.
JenniferKathryn founded Invictus Media in 2018 by taking what she had learned from her time at Nike and Men's Health to provide high quality digital marketing assets to businesses of all sizes.
Director of Training
Hunter concluded his college education at the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor's in Graphic Design. Hunter learned the art of cinematography by watching countless hours of Youtube starting his sophomore year of college. Invictus Media has created countless opportunities to fulfill his passion of full scale content creation.
Hunter has been with Invictus Media since May of 2020. In that time Hunter has worked on a myriad of projects that have involved RED Digital cinema cameras and ARRI cinema cameras. Coming from a Graphic Design background, Hunter has an unspoken ability to produce exemplary animation and motion design. Hunter aspires to do something outside the box professionally and personally everyday.
Dana is a lifelong resident of Iowa and has never strayed far from her hometown of Madrid. After high school she attended AIB in Des Moines graduating with a degree in business. From there her first job was with Meredith Corporation where she worked most of her career beginning in Advertising Services and worked her way up to Senior Director of Operations in Production. After Meredith she joined ITA Group, another local Des Moines company as an Account Manager until retiring in 2021. Not wanting to fully give in to retirement, her good friend Jennifer at Invictus Media offered her the opportunity to join the Invictus team as Operations Manager.
Rachel grew up in Adel, Iowa and attended Buena Vista University graduating with a bachelor’s degree that combined digital media and music production. Rachel has interned with Brooke Pavel Photography as a photo editor. Now, she is looking forward to continuing to learn about video production with Invictus Media. In her free time, Rachel enjoys reading, hanging out with her dog, and watching tv and movies (especially Star Wars).
Calvin grew up in Southwest Minnesota and is a recent graduate of Dordt University with a degree in Digital Media Production. He is excited to further his education at Invictus Media and eagerly anticipates the opportunities yet to come. Calvin loves playing disc golf in his free time and also enjoys watching his fish, trying new things, and eating Oreos.
Mikinna is originally from Iowa City but graduated from Iowa State University in May of 2019 with a major in Integrated Studio Arts and a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies. Mikinna got her start in photography through a College for Kids film photography class in the summer of 2009 and hasn't put her camera down since. However, she works mostly in digital now. Mikinna has interned with the Dallas Mavericks, Iowa Cubs, Chicago Blackhawks and the Houston Texans as well as worked for Tilton Boarding School in New Hampshire as their Photographer/ Digital Media Specialist. Now she is moving back home and is excited to see what her time with Invictus will bring.
Keller is from Altoona and is currently a student at the University of Northern Iowa. He is majoring in Digital Media Production with a minor in Digital Media Leadership. Last summer, Keller went to Wind Cave National Park to film several short documentaries based upon the science within and outside of the cave. This summer, he is excited to be an intern here at Invictus Media to learn everything he can about the production field for his future.
Work with us
Get more than you expect. We’re doing the heavy lifting, raising the branding bar to deliver layers of added value for an affordable price. Let us translate your vision by the use of color, light, motion, music, animation and effect.
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506 3rd St Suite 300
Des Moines, IA